Our silly, sweet, curious middle child turned 7 earlier this month. He celebrated with friends at Stoneworks Climbing gym and then a visit with Santa later that day. Hard to believe this little guy is growing up so fast.
Ben and Lizzie were the only kids who would go near Santa this year. :) We had a little trouble getting the 10 foot tree up... it fell over 3x and then the stand broke. I just pulled the ladder in to put the lights on and we only have one working strand! Yikes!
We had such an awesome day yesterday! Started by running the Oak Hills Turkey Trot with good friends... and then dinner at my sister's house. We laughed and ate and drank and had the best time. The kids played football and did Christmas crafts and enjoyed kicking off the holidays together for the first time in 3 years. Even the puppy was exhausted!
Harper and I took off for the beach a few weeks ago and spent the morning at Hug Point... just past Arcadia Beach. It was the puppy's first trip to the beach and he LOVED it! Other dogs to play with, waves to chase, holes to dig... a beautiful, warm day!
We've almost made it through fall sports! Sam has had soccer or baseball 6 days a week so thankfully Ben's soccer is just 2 days a week. With Brian's crazy schedule the little kids have to come to most games and practices, and have been such troopers. Sam's baseball games don't always get done before 8:30 or 9 so it's been a stretch on everyone. Here's to a short break before indoor soccer starts in a few weeks!
Harper survived her first day of preschool last week! She told me she was going to scream and cry and throw a fit when I dropped her off... she did have some tears but ended up having a great day. It is the first time in 9 years I've had all 3 kids in school at the same time -- not sure what to do with 2 hours of free time 2x a week! :)